Letters written by Roland James Saundercook from 1942-1945 while on active duty for the Royal Canadian Air Force.
Roland James Saundercook was born January 25th, 1925 in Collins Bay, Ontario to Helen Bernice Saundercook (nee Yeomans) (1902-1962) and Bruce Madden Saundercook (1901-1962). Roland James had three siblings, an older brother Roy James Saundercook (1922), who died as an infant before Roland James was born, and two younger sisters, Joan Saundercook and Betty Saundercook.
Roland James joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and began training in Toronto as early as September 1942. During the evening of March 16th, 1945, Saundercook and his flight team took off for a night flight, however they crashed in Germany March 17th leaving no survivors. Roland James Saundercook was 20 years of age. He and the other crew members are buried at DurnBach War Cemetery, Germany.